Saturday, April 27, 2013

100 Books

This year I have a goal to read 100 books. 12 down, 88 more to go!

1. Little Princes by Conor Grennan (highly recommend- about Nepal)
2. Passage to Istanbul by Joseph Kanon (meh- slow spy novel, not very much culture, do not recommend)
3. Desert Queen by Janet Wallach (you have to be in the mood)
4. Tales from the Expat Harem by Anastasia Ashman (highly recommend)
6.  Rebel Land by Christopher de Bellaigue (recommend- historical background via stories of different kinds of people in Turkey including Kurds and Armenians)
8. SOLD by Zana Muhsen (highly recommend- about Yemen)
9. My Forbidden Face by Latifa (highly recommend- about Afghanistan)
10.  Princess by Jean Sasson (highly recommend- about Saudi Arabia)
11. Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls are not for Sale by Rachel Loyd (recommend- about child enslavement in New York)
12.  Leap of Faith by Queen Noor (highly recommend- captures the recent history of the Palestinian peace process and of course Jordan).  
13.  Murder in the Name of Honor by Rana Husseini (highly recommend, about Jordan & the world)
14. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park (highly recommend, fast and compelling read about South Sudan)

Currently underway:
5. Apples are from Kazakhstan by Christopher Robins (recommend- great explanations of Soviet transitions)
7.  Crescent & Star by Stephen Kinzer (not a narrative- just historic information- dry)
15.  The Woman Who Fell From The Sky by Jennifer Steil (about Yemen)

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